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Christian Saa

Christian was born on the island of Isabela in the Galápagos archipelago. He grew up on a farm and had a magical childhood devoid of cars, electricity, telephones—just pure nature and playful sea lions along the beach. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Santa Cruz Island, the economic hub of the Galápagos Islands. His father began to work in tourism and took Christian around the islands during school vacations. It was during this time that Christian learned to love and understand the real value of this unique archipelago, and he decided to devote his life to its stewardship. A lifelong passion for nature and its creatures took root in his heart, and he eventually decided to become a naturalist, which he has now been doing for 18 years now.

He has been working as an expedition leader around Peru and Ecuador for several years in concert with his other activities. Besides the natural world and Galápagos, Christian’s other great passion is music and entertainment. When not out in the islands, he works as a TV producer and in a recording studio he owns in the town of Puerto Ayora. His studio produces two TV magazines, one for a local TV channel and another on Ecuador TV. He has recorded two albums, writing and composing his own music, and he also plays several musical instruments. His third album is currently in production.

He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop.  Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.

My upcoming expeditions

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II

Sep 30 2023
May 4 2024
May 11 2024
May 18 2024

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Oct 13 2023
Oct 27 2023
Dec 8 2023
Feb 16 2024
Aug 16 2024
Sep 13 2024
Oct 11 2024
Dec 6 2024

Wild Galápagos Escape (7-Day)

Oct 17 2023
Oct 31 2023
Dec 12 2023
Feb 20 2024
Aug 20 2024
Sep 17 2024
Oct 15 2024
Dec 10 2024

Wild Galápagos Escape (8-Day)

Oct 21 2023
Oct 26 2023
Dec 16 2023
Dec 21 2023
Feb 15 2024
Feb 29 2024
Aug 10 2024
Aug 24 2024
Sep 12 2024
Sep 21 2024
Oct 10 2024
Oct 19 2024
Dec 14 2024

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Nov 17 2023
Nov 24 2023
Jan 12 2024
Jan 19 2024
Jan 26 2024
Mar 22 2024
Mar 29 2024
Apr 5 2024
Jun 7 2024
Jun 14 2024
Jun 21 2024
Jul 12 2024
Jul 19 2024
Nov 8 2024
Nov 15 2024

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

Nov 17 2023
Nov 24 2023
Jan 12 2024
Jan 19 2024
Jan 26 2024
Mar 22 2024
Jun 7 2024
Jun 14 2024
Jun 21 2024
Jul 12 2024
Jul 19 2024
Nov 8 2024
Nov 15 2024